Pinpoint Welcomes Thomas Billinghurst
BY Cindy Bailey
Meet the latest member of the Pinpoint team: Thomas Billinghurst.
Seeking to add to the redheaded members of its team (we currently have two!), Pinpoint Media Group is proud to welcome our new deputy editor for Watch 1010 and Debonair magazines, Thomas Billinghurst.
The British native has previously worked in Dubai, and after a few years back home, has decided to return to our sunny shores. Get to know the newest member of the team…
Tell us a little about what you did before joining Pinpoint.
I previously worked as a features writer at Gulf News across all its publications – from sports to business, tabloid! to the GN Focus brands. Previously, while studying for my Masters in English Literature and Philosophy at Warwick University, I worked as a freelance journalist for titles including Arabian Aerospace, SportAccord and various local British papers and magazines.
Most recently, I was a teacher of English literature at a secondary school in the UK, teaching everything from modernist poetry to Shakespearean tragedy. While teaching, I continued to write features for both Gulf News and Debonair.
And how about personally? What are some of your hobbies?
I’m a lifelong England rugby and cricket fan. And as such, I’ve learned a hard but crucial life lesson: if you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those impostors just the same, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it…
What will you be doing for Pinpoint? Are you just thrilled to join the team?
I’ve rarely, if ever, been so excited about anything as taking on the role of deputy editor of Debonair and Watch 1010. I share a deep-rooted affinity with the core ethos of both titles: prioritising enduring style over ephemeral crazes.
We seek to present narratives that will stand the test of time. From our cover stories to our fashion pieces, we highlight those aspects of rarefied living that set us apart from the rest. I think it’s this symbiotic connection that makes this role the most natural of fits.